E-mobility is the short form for electric mobility or electromobility. E-Mobility ensures that vehicles use renewable energies, in this case, electricity, in the transportation industry.
Did you know vehicle emits approximately 4.6 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide annually? However, the all-new electric smart cars emit fewer harmful gases, greatly reducing air pollution. The following are some of the more prominent features of electric cars:
- They are either fully or partially powered by electricity.
- They can store this energy within themselves.
- They draw their power mainly from the power grid.
- They are quiet and efficient.
Trends and Development in E-Mobility
Werner Von Siemens. The last name may ring a bell. Siemens AG is among the leading companies in electrotechnology globally. This is the man who built the world’s first elevator in 1880 and whose work would be consequently used to inform electromobility.
The first electric railway was built a year earlier in Berlin. It almost seemed like a miracle to see locomotives move without producing smoke at the time. Not coincidentally, the new smart #1 premiered in Berlin on April 7th, 2022.
Since the establishment of the company, E-mobility has made the following steps of growth:
- Expanding infrastructure
- Shortening charging time
- Diversifying vehicle choices
- Hydrogen fuel cell technology
What happens when Mercedes-Benz Group and Geely Holding have a baby? Smart #1 (pronounced ‘hashtag one) is born. The first of many, smart #1 is a fully electric and smart SUV. The smart #1 has the following amazing features:
The smart #1 has a length of 4270 mm, a width of 1822 mm, and a height of 1636 mm. The wheelbase is 2750 mm.
Without any load, the car weighs 1788 kg. It holds a maximum payload of 500 kg. The car’s gross vehicle weight is 2213 kg.
Five people can comfortably sit inside smart #1. The seats are heated. For instance, the car has a floating center console and frameless doors. The interior is airy, aided by the full-length glass sunroof. The rear seats can slide and recline, providing much-needed leg space.
- Cost and release date
Smart #1 is estimated to retail at £35,000 in the UK, including the Plug-In Car Grant (PICG). Mercedes will handle all aftersales in Europe. You can buy smart #1 online.
It is expected to be made available in the UK from January 2023. The Brabus and Pro+ Premium models will only go on sale during late spring 2023. Smart #1 will still not be sold in the United States.
It takes about 6.7 seconds to accelerate from 0 km/h to 100 km/h, reaching a top speed of 180 km/h or 112 mph. The car’s electric range is 350 km. The car’s tagline regarding speed is ‘acceleration meets exhilaration.’
The car’s battery pack has a capacity of 66 kW and is a Lithium-ion. The battery’s tech specifications are nickel, cobalt, and manganese.
Advantages of Using Electric Cars
Where a vehicle that runs on gas will incur 15 cents per mile covered, an electric car will cost 5 cents for the same distance. Fuel is an expensive commodity. Electricity is cheaper than fuel. Therefore, driving an electric vehicle will save you money.
Electric vehicles conserve the environment by reducing emissions. They do not have tailpipe emissions since they use electricity. Electric vehicle drivers have reduced carbon dioxide emissions by almost 177 million kg.
In summary, the all-new electric smart #1 is no longer speculation; the vehicles are here with us.